To ask the Secretary of State for Health what safeguards are in place to ensure that residential homes which de-register from the National Care Standards Commission are adequately inspected by an independent body. 
If a home de-registers or is de-registered, the National Care Standards Commission would liaise with appropriate local authorities, such as social services, to ensure that the needs of the service users continued to be met and that any existing risk elements were removed. This could mean arranging for a new provider to take over the premises or helping gradually move the residents to ether premises where their safety and well-being could be assured.If the owners of former care homes subsequently operate as a domiciliary care agency by providing personal care to individuals, who then live in their own homes, the domiciliary care regulations would have to be complied with.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to increase residential care home provision in the London borough of Havering; (2) if he will list the total amount spent on residential care home provision in the London borough of Havering in each year from 1990; and how much will be spent in 2003; (3) if he will make a statement on residential care home provision in the London borough of Havering. 
The gross expenditure in Havering on residential services for all client groups is shown in the table.
|Year||Gross expenditure on residential services in the London borough of Havering|